God's Will


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the omnipotence of a divine being

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Much more difficult than these texts, however, is the ethical conundrum that God's will seems contrary to the moral values that guide our earthly decisions.
God's will is discerned by those whose consciences are free in the Spirit when they gather together in council.
Let us go at once to the root of the evil: homosexual activity rages against God's will.
48) Whether one prefers such an explanation, or thinks that Thomas really did regard the divine goodness as a (final) cause of God's will when God wills himself, he has proposed a number of examples of rationes or reasons in ch.
An alternative approach to this deadly direction is to recognize that throughout the Gospel narrative Jesus has been obedient to God's will, and God's will is clearly that no one suffer and that all be saved.
It denies social purpose and consequently also denies God's will in marriage and family.
As William Temple said, we are tempted to pray that God's will be done, but then go on to tell God what his will should be.
This chapter covers familiar ground, including the question of whether God's will could transform some great evil into a good and whether God's nature prevents this from occurring.
also charges that to deduce a political theory from a theology of God's will is "a kind of imaginary extrapolation" (197).
In it, however, we can also find all manner of beauty, for with God's will, the journey is also the goal.
Unlike Descartes, who included in this doctrine truths concerning God, for instance, that creation is dependent upon God's will, Desgabets distinguished truths that concern God himself from those that concern his creation.
In general, one could hold that there are innerworldly ends (in addition to God himself) direct derogation from which no innerworldly end, intention, or circumstance can justify, but still ask about them with respect to God's will.
Second, if God's will could be different without entailing divine mutability, then a divine voluntarism would reign.
The resurrection is the sign of hope in the midst of a raging battle that God ultimately will have God's will done.